1) The tip of an animal’s tail, especially a white tip.

1543 a blake stott with a tage of the tale, Ardsley

1652 two quies, a brouneish black & a blacke with a tacke taile, Gateforth. It was regularly used as a name for oxen and cows: 1515 an oxe called Takke, South Otterington

1543 towe stottes the ane called Raven the other Tagge, Castleford

1558 ij oxen called fedder & tagge, Fairburn. In Wharfedale, by Ella Pontefract and Marie Hartley, the authors quote from the will of Anthony Craven, undated but probably 1617 : one oxe called Tagge to bring me forth to my burial. In rural areas it may also explain the by-name: 1275 Bateman Tagge, Stanley.

spellings tack
dates 1275 1515 1543 1558 1617 1652

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